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Old 06-11-2009, 11:24 AM   #1
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Recently, a 2009 Impreza made its way into the family. The only problem is, its going to need a few options added. One of them being a set of Foggers.

Now, I pulled some fenderwell out to notice a brown connector in the rear of where the lights would be mounted. (There's just a black mesh over the hole now, it pops out.) Anyway, this should be the connector to accept foglamps, correct?

I have this end of the wiring, what about the other end, where the switch is inside the cabin? What should I do there? Can I find the other end of the wire and hopefully mount a switch to it? I imagine it runs somewhere into the column for access by the stalk.

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Old 06-12-2009, 03:09 AM   #2
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you can get the kit from subarugenuineparts.com, probably the easiest way to do it w/o ripping apart, and splicing parts of your car. Im in the same boat as you are on my 08
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:07 PM   #3
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In the 07 wrx I had, there was already a wire going to a switch blank closest to the driver's door. Look behind there. It is plug and play so don't be murdering wires.
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:44 PM   #4
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Don't waste your time or money. They suck. Badly. In fact, they suck so much that I am removing them from my '08 and have installed a Rally Innovations lightbar with Hella 500's on it to replace the OE lights.

Seriously, they ****ing suck. Even after I spent the time to aim them correctly.
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:50 PM   #5
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I installed the OEM fog kit on my 08. Your are correct, the brown connector behind the fog lamp opening is the wiring harness for the OEM fogs. The OEM kit comes with a new turn signal/head lamp control stalk assembly that incorporates the fog lamp switch. So, you just have to take out the old stalk assembly and put the new stalk assembly in. There isn't any wire splicing. All the wiring from the switch to the lamps are pre-wired from the factory. All plug and play. The OEM kit comes with installation instructions.

Hope this helps.
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Old 06-12-2009, 05:04 PM   #6
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Balls.

How would I be able to do this without buying the new stalk? Can I find the wires that lead into the stalk and just jump on them?
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:19 PM   #7
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Don't waste your time or money. They suck. Badly. In fact, they suck so much that I am removing them from my '08 and have installed a Rally Innovations lightbar with Hella 500's on it to replace the OE lights.

Seriously, they ****ing suck. Even after I spent the time to aim them correctly.
Oh, Sorry to mention. I mounted a set of (I think) PIAA's I had laying around in the holes where the mesh used to be. Now I just don't feel like running wires all over and want to utilize the existing wiring that's there if the car had the optional lights. I have the wires to the lights all figured out; Just cut off that brown connector and replace it with annother connector for the PIAA's. But I need to know where that wire goes when it takes off into the cabin. I need to get to it to throw a switch on the end of it.

Or continue searching for the Stalk with the foglight switch.
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Oh, Sorry to mention. I mounted a set of (I think) PIAA's I had laying around in the holes where the mesh used to be. Now I just don't feel like running wires all over and want to utilize the existing wiring that's there if the car had the optional lights. I have the wires to the lights all figured out; Just cut off that brown connector and replace it with annother connector for the PIAA's. But I need to know where that wire goes when it takes off into the cabin. I need to get to it to throw a switch on the end of it.

Or continue searching for the Stalk with the foglight switch.
Ahhh....very well, grasshopper. Thanks for the clarification on using PIAA's.

I believe the only modding required is cutting off the brown connectors and getting the OE control stalk with foglight control. Unless I missed something, once you install the control stalk with the foglight switch, they will work because the rest of the harness is already in the car and ready to go.

BTW, are you looking to get rid of the mesh covers? If so, PM me.
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:23 PM   #9
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Let me finish this project first, then you're first in line for them.

But what if I don't want to get the stalk? I'm sure it's going to cost more than the lights themselves.

Does anyone know the wires to tap into to NOT use the stalk? They have to be somewhere in the column. Wouldn't I be able to just throw a switch on them?
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:23 PM   #10
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See this thread that myself and others made about 08+ fog light mods

The kit provides the lights, relay and stalk. You've provided the lights, but you need the relay and stalk if you want OE operation. If you don't want to get the stalk, you will need to read the details in the above thread for which wire does what and go from there. You will need your own switch and relay to make them work.
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